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24 April, 2017

Britain cuts coal from energy mix for full 24hrs for first time since Industrial Revolution

For the first time since coal-fired electricity began during the Industrial Revolution, Britain has gone a full working day without needing King Coal to power its electricity grid.

Solid overall wind, nuclear and gas production, in combination with particularly low demand after the Easter holidays were the key factors that led to the “watershed moment.”

To have the first working day without coal since the start of the industrial revolution is a watershed moment in how our energy system is changing,” said Cordi O’Hara, director of UK system operator at National Grid, as cited by the Financial Times.

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